I have ubuntu 16.04 and Nemo file manager. I downloaded nemo file extensions from here:


First, where are details of the extensions?

Second, how do I 'install' this extension from zip file in Ubuntu 16.04?

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You can install the extensions from the zip file by opening up the zip file and compiling and building the extension that you want to install.

As an Ubuntu-user, you likely need to manually install mint-dev-tools before building the project, if it can't find the mint-build-command.

You can build the extension by running from a terminal prompt:

$ ./build [extension name]

Replace extension name with the name of the extension you want to build. For example you could build the nemo-terminal extension with:

$ ./build nemo-terminal

When the build is completed, install the generated nemo-terminal-VERSIONNAME.deb (make sure the file is allowed to execute as a program).

During the compiling and build process you may get errors indicating that you need certain development packages. You can install a dependence package using apt-get. For instance once of the packages used for some of the extensions is libglib2.0-dev. If you don't have it installed you'd have to install it.

$ sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev

Most of the github downloads will have instructions of how to build the packages included in the zip or the git-hub directory branch.

There may be occasions where you might have to read some of the comments on the site to resolve some of the issues the users are having when compiling and building some of the individual packages.

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    Works! Don't forget to follow up with sudo dpkg -i [package name].deb. You need to build and install python-nemo before you can install nemo-terminal.
    – Epskampie
    May 7, 2018 at 20:36
  • is there a way to do that with an rpm based distribution?
    – Ben
    Apr 16, 2020 at 9:34
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    Is it possible to install nemo-terminal using Ubuntu instead of Linux Mint?
    – danilo
    Oct 31, 2021 at 3:01

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